How likely is it that I could be pregnant?! :/

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I started my period roughly 8th of feb then stopped on roughly the 13th. I then had sex on early hours of the morning on 21st of feb. I took the emergency contraceptive pill 64 hours after. I'm going back to the doctors in 2 weeks to take a pregnancy test and to get an implant. Thing is, my period can be really irregular. I may have it every 3 weeks so I'm not really sure when I ovulate. What are your thoughts?!

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    Unfortunately, this won't make you feel any better, but any time you have unprotected sex, you run the risk of getting pregnant. The ovulation dates they give you when you are trying to conceive (or alternatively trying to avoid conceiving) are a guide only. 

    For instance, we are trying to get pregnant, so are paying attention to when I should be ovulating, but have still not got pregnant 4 months later. (We already have one child and it took us 12 months to conceive her - again tracking when I should be ovulating). 

    As difficult as it is to do, you need to try and put it out of your mind until you can test again. The morning after pill is more effective the earlier you take it - but as I understand it, it can also be affected by sickness, or diahorrea. Have you read the instructions that came with your medication? Do they give you any statistics as to how effective it is? Or did your Doctor advise you of any information about this? 

    The more you stress about it, the more chance you have of affecting your cycle, which can also make your period late. 

    Sorry - I know this isn't very helpful. But everyone's bodies work differently. I know so many people who have caught the month they start trying for a baby, and yet we can't catch so easy. As everyone's different, it's so hard to advise. 

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      Hi, Just wanted to share, I was so stressed with my clear blue ovulation sticks! I feel your pain and anxiety. I did my temperature every morning, it got so ridiculous and sex lost all its enjoyment for being regimented. Best advice is have sex every 2-3 days, particularly in the morning, all throughout the month regardless of when you ovulate. Your egg will likely fall into some sperm that are lying 'in wait' for it smile as you've made sure there's always some little swimmers there! Best of luck.
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      Thank you. That does help. :-) We do the whole 2-3 day thing & yep it feels like the act has just become a means to an end at the moment, which sounds awful.

      The problem we have is my husbsnd shift patterns. (He was 9-5 when we were trying for our 1st, but this time around his shifts are all over the place. If he works lates he doesn't get in until 10pm, then we're knackered. If he's in earlies he has to get up to get ready at 4.30am.... I can't say as either of us are in the mood then!!!!!)

      Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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      God that sounds difficult to manage! Try and get away on holiday smile you might get to see each other then. Keep trying. Hope it goes well for you. In the meantime, enjoy the quality time with one child smile  some days when I'm managing (trying) the two of them I think back to the good old days when life was simple, ha ha! No seriously, these things take time, but do post back on here if you decide to try the Tribulus, I'd love to hear if it works for you too. Have you heard of secondary infertility? Don't know anything about it but have heard it can be quite common to struggle with the second. Focus on the positives though.
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      I hadn't heard of secondary infertility... I will look into it. That actually makes me feel better, as so many friends are telling me your subsequent children are supposed to be so much easier to conceive,I couldn't help worrying why we were different to most people!!!!
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    Hi Cassie

    if it was Levonelle you took, it is 58% effective when you took it, ie 48-72 hours after sex. It's most effective if taken within 12-24 hours after, but even then only 85-95% effective! the other emergency pill, EllaOne is more effective, and a coil can be fitted up to five days after, if you've missed the 72 hour limit.

    It is thought that pregnancy MIGHT occur at any stage in the month, not just around ovulation, although it's more likely, but it doesn't matter if you don't know when you ovulated in order to take emergency contraception. The important thing is you took it and it might work (as long as you didn't vomit it up).

    Are you taking a pregnant test? You can do it from the day your period is due, but I guess it's not easy to say when that is! The doctor will do one. Good luck with the implant.

    I spent years trying not to get pregnant then when we were trying, spent 2+ years stressing about why it wasn't happening...feeling sad and obsessed with my cycle. Anyway, two children later, I now am thinking again about how to prevent pregnancy and it's still stressing me out. We ladies have a hard time. this doesn't help you much, but remember it is difficult to get pregnant (only about 20% chance each month). 

    Wishing you the best of luck.


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